NYSCAS: New York School of Career and Applied Studies

Computer Science Majors


Students majoring in Computer Science are permitted to use computer science courses for only 6 years from the time they entered the College. This rule is enforced equally for current students and for students who are on official leaves of absence. Transfer credits may not be awarded for courses taken more than 6 years prior to a student’s first semester at Touro College.

Please note that the previous Computer Science Majors in Information Systems and in Desktop Publishing have been replaced by the majors described below for Associate and Baccalaureate degrees. For information regarding the previous majors, see the Bulletin dated 2004-2007, and the online Bulletin 2007-2009.

 

Information Technology : Network Administration and Security

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE (MINIMUM 60 CREDITS)

A degree in Information Technology: Network Administration and Security provides students with the technical skills and knowledge needed to work with computing systems and network-driven information systems. In this program, students build a solid foundation of current knowledge in network and system administration and security. They also develop skills in computer systems hardware and software installation, upgrade, troubleshooting, and management; as well as network design implementation, administration and security. This major offers both Associate in Science and Bachelor of Science degrees.

Core Requirements (minimum 24 credits):

GLL 110 or 111 Introduction to College Writing (or exemption) 4
GLL 121 College Writing I 4
GLL 122 College Writing II 4
GLL Literature 3
GHS/GPL American Studies 3
GSM 130 College Math (if exempt, must take another math course—Statistics is recommended) 3
GCO 120 Fundamentals of Computers with Microcomputer Applications 4

Concentration Requirements in Network Administration and Security (minimum 30 credits)

GCO 141 Introduction to Programming 3
GCO 147 Computer Hardware,Software and System Security 3
GCO 156 Electronics for Computers and Data Communications 3
GCO 202 Networking Essentials 3
GCO 228 Advanced Computer Hardware and System Security 3
GCO 354/234 Local Area Network Concepts and Software / Applications 3/1
GCO 355/236 Advanced Local Area Network Architectures and Software / Applications 3/1

 

Three Electives from the following:

GCO 223 /125 Wide Area Network I/Lab 3+1
GCO 245 Unix Operating System 3
GCO 260 Computer Architecture 3
GCO 275 Advanced Internet Tools and Web Page Design 3
GCO 141 Introduction to Programming 3
GCO 343 Database Concepts and design 3

Other approved Computer electives
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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (120 CREDITS INCLUDING 60 CREDITS IN LIBERAL ARTS)

Core Requirements (minimum 36 credits):

GLL 110 or 111 Introduction to College Writing (or exemption) 4
GLL 121 College Writing I 4
GLL 122 College Writing II 4
GLL Literature (2) 6
GHS/GPL American Studies (2) 6
GSM 130 College Math (if exempt, must take another math course—Statistics is recommended) 3
GSS/GSB/GSC/GSP Science 3 or 4
GCO 120 Fundamentals of Computers with Microcomputer Applications 4
GCA Speech* 4

*Only the following course meets the Speech requirement: GCA 100, 101, 127 and 215

Concentration Requirements in Network Administration and Security (minimum 60 credits)

GCO 141 Introduction to Programming 3
GCO 147 Computer Hardware,Software and System Security 3
GCO 156 Electronics for Computers and Data Communications 3
GCO 202 Networking Essentials 3
GCO 223/125 Wide Area Networks I/Lab 3+1
GCO 224/127 Wide Area NetworksI I/Lab 3+1
GCO 228 Advanced Computer Hardware and System Security 3
GCO 231 Fundamentals of Network Security 3
GCO 245 UNIX Operating System 3
GCO 311 Wireless Networks 3
GCO 321 Computer Forensics 3
GCO 325 Advanced Network Security 3
GCO 343 Database Concepts and Design 3
GCO 353 Data Communications 3
GCO 354/234 LAN Concepts and Software /LAN Applications 3+1
GCO 355/236 Advanced LAN Architectures and Software / LAN Applications 3+1
GCO 498 Internship in Computer Science 3

Three Electives from the following:

GCO 220/220.6 Java I/Lab 3+1
GCO 232 Advanced Programming 3
GCO 250 Advanced UNIX Operating System 3
GCO 260 Computer Architecture 3
GCO 275 Advanced Internet Tools and Web Page Design 3
GCO 315 Voice over IP Fundamentals 3
GCO 356 Advanced Topics in LAN 3
GCO 443 Advanced Topics in Database 3
GCO 462 Advanced Topics in Data Communications 3

Other approved Computer electives


Business Management and Administration / Information Systems: Programming

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE (63 CREDITS)

The College offers cutting-edge programs in computer theory and practical applications. The coursework is rigorous and designed to give students the latest tools and skills to find well-paying jobs in the computer field. The equipment in the computer laboratories is modern and the courses are up-to-date and taught by practicing professionals.

Core Requirements (minimum 24 credits):

GLL 110 or 111 Introduction to College Writing (or exemption) 4
GLL 121 College Writing I 4
GLL 122 College Writing II 4
GLL Literature (2) 6
GHS/GPL American Studies (2) 6
Various Ethnic or Judaic Studies 3
GSM/GSS Math or Science 3 or 4
GCO 120 Fundamentals of Computers with Microcomputer Applications 4

 

Business Base (minimum 15):

GBA 101 Principles of Accounting I 3/1
GBA 102 Principles of Accounting II 3/1
GBE 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
GBE 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3
GBM 101 Principles of Management 3

Programming (minimum 18 credits )

Upon completion of this degree, the student will be prepared for a programming position in Java programming language. In addition, the student may gain experience in database design, the UNIX operating system, programming for the World Wide Web and Web Page Design.

GCO 147 Computer Hardware,Software and System Security 3
GCO 220/220.6 Java I / Lab 3/1
GCO 222 Java II 3
GCO 343 Database Concept and Design 3
GCO 230 C++ Programming Language 3
OR
GCO Approved Programming Elective 3
GCO 498 Internship in Computer Science 3
OR
GCO Approved Computer Science Elective 3

BACHELOR IN SCIENCE (120 CREDITS INCLUDING 60 CREDITS IN LIBERAL ARTS)

Touro College offers Java Programming track in its Bachelor of Science degree program in Business Management and Administration with a concentration in Information Systems. This program prepares students to understand information management as a concept and computerized systems as an implementation of this concept. Business Management &
Administration and Information Systems management is closely interrelated with the success of virtually any business or organization today and by all accounts will be even more so in the future. Upon completion of the program, students will be proficient in Java programming language, database systems, and operating systems as well as many application software packages all dealing with efficient information usage.

In order to earn the Bachelor of Science degree, students must complete a total of 120 credits, as follows:

GLL 110 or 111 Introduction to College Writing (or exemption) 4
GLL 121 College Writing I 4
GLL 122 College Writing II 4
GLL Literature (2) 6
GHS/GPL American Studies (2) 6
GSM 130 College Math (if exempt, must take another math course—Statistics is recommended) 3
GSS/GSB/GSC/GSP Science 3 or 4
GCO 120 Fundamentals of Computers with Microcomputer Applications 4
GCA Speech* 4

Note: In some cases the above courses may satisfy requirements for both the Major and the core.
* Only the following courses meet the Speech requirement: GCA 100, 101, 127 and 215.

Business Base: (18 credits):

GBA 101 Principles of Accounting I 3/1
GBA 102 Principles of Accounting II 3/1
GBE 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
GBE 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3
GBM 101 Principles of Management 3
GSM 261 Statistics 3

Programming (44 credits)

GCO 141 Introduction to Programming 3
GCO 147 Computer Hardware,Software and System Security 3
GCO 156 Electronics for Computers and Data Communications 3
GCO 220/220.6 Java I/Lab 3
GCO 222 Java II 3+1
GCO 264 Data Structures I 3
GCO 343 Database Concepts and Design 3
GCO 352 Structured Systems Analysis 3
GCO 364 Data Structures 3
GCO 498 Internship in Computer Science 3

Four electives from the following (12 credits):

GCO 202 Networking Essentials 3
GCO 223/125 Wide Area Networks I/Lab 3+1
GCO 224/127 Wide Area Networks II/Lab 3+1
GCO 228 Advanced Computer Hardware & System Security 3
GCO 230 C++ Programming Language 3
GCO 245 UNIX Operating System 3
GCO 250 Advanced UNIX Operating System 3
GCO 260 Computer Architecture 3
GCO 270 Visual Basic I 3
GCO 272 Visual Basic II 3
GCO 275 Advanced Internet Tools and Web Page Design.. 3
GCO 354/234 Local Area Network Concepts and Software/LAN Applications 3+1
GCO 355/236 Advanced Local Area Networks Architecture and Software/Advanced LAN Applications 3+1
GCO 366 Projects in Programming 3
GCO 443 Advanced Topics in Database 3
GCO 451 Special Topics in Computer Science 3

Other approved Computer electives

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Associate in Science in Digital Multimedia Design

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE (63 CREDITS)

Students in the Associates Degree program in Digital Multimedia Design acquire the knowledge, skills, and conceptual framework necessary for entry-level positions in the Graphic Design and Web Publishing field. Students become familiar with creative graphic design, page layout, typography, digital imaging, web page design, and historical and
social influences on the graphic arts and media, in order to work and progress effectively within the industry. With an AS degree, students receive a sufficient base in both design theory and software applications used in the print and web environment. Students choose from a variety of electives to enhance their learning experience. With the AS degree in Digital Multimedia Design, students develop the qualifications for the following positions:

  • Assistant Art Director
  • Assistant Web Designer
  • Production Assistant
  • Digital Illustrator
  • Digital Retoucher

Core Requirements (minimum 24 credits)

GLL 110 or 111 Introduction to College Writing (or exemption) 4
GLL 121 College Writing I 4
GLL 122 College Writing II 4
GLL Literature 3
GHS/GPL American Studies 3
Various Ethnic or Judaic Studies 3
GSM/GSS Math or Science 3 or 4
GCO 120 Fundamentals of Computers with Microcomputer Applications 4

 

Major Requirements: (31 credits including electives)

GCD 150 Foundations of Design I 3
GCD 155 Foundations of Design II 3
GCD 230 Digital Multimedia Design I 3
GCD 231 Digital Multimedia Design II 3
GCD 235 Computer Graphic Design I 3
GCD 236 Computer Graphic Design II 3
GCD 263 Web Design I/Lab 4

Two department- approved electives from the following:

GHS 111 History of Graphic Design 3
GCA 141/142 Art of Western Civilization 3
GCA 166 Introduction to the Visual Arts 4
GCA 168 Mass Media in America 4
GCA 224 Drawing and Painting I 3
GCA 225 Drawing and Painting II 3
GCD 201 Exploring Typography 4
GCD 291 Principles of 2D Animation 3
GCD 360 Video Production Studio 3
GCD 451 Special Topics 3
Other approved electives
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Bachelor of Science in Digital Multimedia Design (120 credits)

Students in the Baccalaureate of Science degree program in Digital Multimedia Design acquire the knowledge, skills and conceptual framework necessary to work in the graphic design, web publishing, and mobile application design industries. Students become familiar with creative graphic design, page layout, typography, digital imaging, web page design, and
historical and social influences on the graphic arts and media. Students choose from a variety of electives to enhance their learning experience. With a BS degree, students not only receive a sufficient base in both design theory and software applications used in the print and web environment, they also produce a professional-level print and web-based portfolio of their work so that they may compete in the job market or apply to enter a masters’ level design program to pursue an advanced degree.

 

Core requirements (minimum 36 credits)

GLL 110 or 111 Introduction to College Writing (or exemption) 4
GLL 121 College Writing I 4
GLL 122 College Writing II 4
GLL Literature (2) 6
GHS/GPL American Studies (2) 6
GSM 130 College Math (if exempt, must take another math course—Statistics is recommended) 3
GSS/GSB/GSC/GSP Science 3 or 4
GCO 120 Fundamentals of Computers with Microcomputer Applications 4
GCA Speech* 4

*Only the following Speech courses meet the requirement: GCA 100, 101, 127 and 215

Major Requirements: (62 credits including electives)

GCA 166 Introduction to the Visual Arts 3
GCA 224 Drawing and Painting I 3
GCD 150 Foundations of Design I 3
GCD 155 Foundations of Design Ii 3
GCD 230 Digital Multimedia Design I 3
GCD 231 Digital Multimedia Design II 3
GCD 235 Computer Graphic Design I 3
GCD 236 Computer Graphic Design II 3
GCD 262 Digital Multimedia Design III 3
GCD 263 AND 263.6 Web Design I /Lab 3+1
GCD 264 Web Design II 3
GCD 267 Computer Graphic Design III 3
GCD 302 Web Design III 3
GCD 335 Advanced Design Studio 3
GCD 490 Senior Portfolio 3
GCD 498 Internship in Multimedia Design 3

Choose four electives from the following:

Ghs 111 History of Graphic Design 3
GCA 141/142 Art of Western Civilization 3 each
GCA 168 Mass Media in America 4
GCD 201 Exploring Typography 3
GCD 221 Photography 3
GCA 225 Drawing and Painting II 3
GCD 291 Principles of 2D Animation 3
GCD 303 Multimedia Design 3
GCD 320 Information Design 3
GCD 357 Computer Illustration 3
GCD 360 Video Production Studio 3
GCD 451 Special Topicsn 3
GCD 480 Senior Project 3
Other approved electives
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BS/DO Science Honors Track
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